Warwick, R.I. – December 6, 2017: The CCRI Knights and Lady Knights kick off their Indoor Track Season at the University Of Massachusetts Boston Winter Open on Saturday. CCRI had three Lady Knights and five Knights competing with very good results for their first time out this season. It was a non-scoring meet so there were no team scores but the event was highlighted with some excellent individual efforts from the Lady Knights’ squad.
The Lady Knights were led by second year athletes. Allison Lenox (North Kingstown, RI) placed 9th in the 800m run with her career-best time of two minutes 35.83 seconds. Lenoxalso placed 55th in the 200m run with a time of 29.23 seconds. Victoria Anderson (Manville, RI) placed 16th in the 60m hurdle race in a time of 10.56 second. Anderson also ran the 200m in a time of 31.07 placing her 76th. Kaitlin Murrin(Norton, MA) placed 24th in the 800m run in a time of 3:00.50. Murrin had also placed 28th in the Mile run in a time of 6:33.75 earlier in the meet.
The men put up some good performance but showed they have some work to do as the season progresses. Cristian Figueroa (Providence, RI) placed 22nd in the 800m with a time of 2:13.99. Figueroa also placed 103rd in the 200m dash in a time of 25.46. Kelder Cardoso (Pawtucket, RI) placed 25th in the 800m run in a time of 2:18.95. Cardoso also ran the mile in 5:23.75 which placed him 43rd. Ryan Pagliaro(Smithfield, RI) placed 33rd in the 5,000m in a time of 17:29.56. Alexander Mowry (Warwick, RI) placed 97th in the 60m dash in a time of eight seconds flat and placed 125thin the 200m with a time of 26.77 seconds. Dariel Santana-Baez placed 103rd the 60m dash in a time of 8.11 seconds. Santana-Baez also placed 112th in the 200m race in the time of 25.99 seconds.
CCRI Head Coach Gregg Cornell commented after the meet: “This was a good start for the CCRI Athletes but with some things to iron out in the weeks to come.”
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